You’re Only Human: How Your Limits Reflect God’s Design and Why That’s Good News

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What if you embraced your human limitations as a gift, freeing yourself from the guilt of constantly doing more? Kelly Kapic challenges the notion of constantly striving for more and instead guides readers towards a holistic life filled with gratitude, rest, and meaningful service to God, emphasizing the freedom and joy that come from recognizing and embracing our limitations.

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Work. Family. Church. Exercise. Sleep.

The list of demands on our time seems to be never-ending. It can leave you feeling a little guilty–like you should always be doing one more thing.

Rather than sharing better time-management tips to squeeze more hours out of the day, Kelly Kapic takes a different approach in You’re Only Human. He offers a better way to make peace with the fact that God didn’t create us to do it all.

Kapic explores the theology behind seeing our human limitations as a gift rather than a deficiency. He lays out a path to holistic living with healthy self-understanding, life-giving relationships, and meaningful contributions to the world. He frees us from confusing our limitations with sin and instead invites us to rest in the joy and relief of knowing that God can use our limitations to foster freedom, joy, growth, and community.

Readers will emerge better equipped to cultivate a life that fosters gratitude, rest, and faithful service to God.

About the Author

Kelly M. Kapic is a professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, where he has taught since 2001.

He has written and edited over fifteen books, including You're Only Human, which won the Christianity Today Book of the Year Award in Theology (Popular) and the Southwestern Journal of Theology 2022 Book of the Year Award (Applied Theology/Ethics) and Embodied Hope (IVP Academic, 2017), which won the Book of the Year Award from Christianity Today in the category of Theology and Ethics and World Magazine’s Short List award for Accessible Theology Book of the year. Some of his other work includes the widely used text A Little Book for New Theologians and two volumes with the economist Brian Fikkert: Becoming Whole: Why the Opposite of Poverty isn’t the American Dream and A Field Guide to Becoming Whole: Principles for Poverty Alleviation Ministries. He received the 2023 Georgia Author of the Year Finalist Award.

An active speaker and collaborator, Kapic has also worked on research teams funded by the John Templeton Foundation and has written for various academic journals and popular magazines, including serving on the Board of editorial consultants for the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care.

Kelly and his wife Tabitha have two adult children, Jonathan and Margot.

Product Details
SKU: BKH21656
ISBN: 978-1587435102
Publisher: Baker / Bazos Press
Language: English
Page Count: 272
Publication Date: 01/03/2022
Size: 9.25 × 6.25 × 1 in
Author: Kelly Kapic
Format: Hardcover
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